By Diana from Lincoln, CA on November 4, 2014
How do these liners adhere to the original fireplace brick?
By eFireplaceStore on November 4, 2014
Answer:These ceramic panels are meant for installation into certain gas burning fireplaces, as opposed to a masonry fireplace. They are held in place with retaining brackets, which screw into the metal chassis of the fireplace.
By Lynn from Jacksonville, Fl on October 29, 2011
Would this liner fit a Marco fireplace...liner dimensions 24' x17.25 x15.50 H?
By Chris M. on October 30, 2011
By Mark from PA on January 15, 2014
I purchased an older home with a decorative fireplace with what appears to be ceramic tile in place. There is also a natural gas line nub in place. Are there special requirements for the surrounding material for vent free logs? Does ceramic or porcelain tile work? Is there another product I can use without purchasing a new firebox?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 15, 2014
Answer:Generally, for gas logs to be installed, the fireplace must be constructed of masonry or a prefabricated metal box with a built in air insulation space. Site built fireboxes such as yours are not able to house logs without some modification, as it is likely that combustible framing was used behind the tile.
By Adam from Chambersburg, PA on January 25, 2014
I'm interested in building my own "faux" fireplace. I just want to use gelled alcohol canisters and ceramic logs. Can I use these liners to build my fire box? Also do I need a full steel "box" since I won't be having a real fire?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 27, 2014
Answer:It may be possible to use these liners, but it will largely depend on the size of the firebox you intend to construct. The liner may be too short, but I can attempt to locate a model that is taller.
As for construction of the box internals, I recommend using steel studs and cement board for the actual enclosure. Even gel fuel can build up a significant amount of heat in an enclosed area. Over time, wooden studs can dry out. Steel studs will ensure that the area will remain safe.
By Jack from Texas on February 3, 2014
Is this a 3\4'' thick fireplace fire "brick" to replace my cracked back panel that fits in a metal fireplace?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on February 3, 2014
No, this is thin, ceramic fiber brick liner only suitable for use in the Empire 24" Vail vent-free fireplace system. However, we do offer some universal refractory panels that will work for a manufactured woodburning fireplace. Please see the following links:
One 24"h x 28"w Panel
Two 24" h x 40"w Panels
These panels are about 3/4" thick and can be cut down to the size you need with a masonry blade or tile saw. They are suitable for use as side, rear and floor panels inside any manufactured woodburning fireplace.
By Ralph from New Rochelle, NY on October 3, 2013
What is the height of this item?
By Kevin E. - NFI Certified Specialist on October 3, 2013
Answer:These brick panels will measure around 20" in height. However, they are only intended for installation into the 24" Vail vent free fireboxes by Empire.
By Destiny Jacobs from email@example.com on December 3, 2016
Is this panel all three sides or just one side?
By eFireplaceStore on December 5, 2016
Answer:This set is a 3 piece kit, containing the back and both side panels.
By Darren from LA on January 26, 2013
Does one need to have firebrick for a gas fireplace, or is it basically a cosmetic purpose?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 28, 2013
In most cases, the ceramic liner for a gas fireplace is indeed an aesthetic-only, optional accessory. This is the case with this particular liner and the 24" Vail vent-free fireplace